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ERIC Number: EJ926579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Talking with Concerned Parents about Immunization
Sturm, Lynne A.; Zimet, Gregory D.; Klausmeier, Thomas
Zero to Three (J), v30 n5 p11-18 May 2010
Clinical conversations between health professionals and parents can be frustrating for both parties when the topic is childhood immunization. Parents bring to the table personal models of decision making and experiences of risk that may differ from those of their health care providers. They may also feel confused by an explosion of information available through the popular media, Internet Web sites, public health agencies, and medical professional organizations. In this article, it is argued that parents' trust toward health care providers is a key to addressing parent worries about vaccines. Suggestions for understanding the bases of parent concerns and supporting parents' decision making are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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